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Dajwood Pty Ltd
19 Knobels Road
Farleigh QLD 4741

P: 07 4959 9933

Darb Thomson – Managing Director

Equipment Hire / Consultancy / Mentoring / Training

M: 0439 723 895
E: Enquire Here

Kathryn White

Labour & Recruitment Consultant

M: 0448 599 939
E: Enquire Here

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Our Team

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“Dajwood Pty Ltd has supplied plant and equipment to TMM Group at Baralaba North Project. TMM have been operating nine pieces of plant including; service trucks, compactors, graders and excavators averaging over 2,000 machine hours per month and achieving over 90% availability. All equipment was presented well and went to work without an issue. The team at Dajwood Pty Ltd were available to assist with any maintenance issues and overall were a pleasure to deal with.”

Allan Lucas - Maintenance Manager, TMM Group

In 2008, Julie commenced Dajwood Pty Ltd - part time working as a consultant and after leaving the HR Manager’s role, she worked as a consultant on site setting up training systems and databases. Julie had also consulted as a Marketing Coordinator, and as the PA to the Managing Director of an Engineering Workshop. During this time she was also doing part time recruitment for Clients. Moving forward from this, Julie commenced working for Dajwood full time in 2009 managing and recruiting the Dajwood labour hire workforce as well as managing and co-ordinating the equipment fleet. During this time Darb also commenced working for Dajwood full time as a mining consultant/production coach and then in 2011 took over the Management of the Dajwood Equipment Fleet, growing it to what it is today.

Julie Thomson started in the insurance industry as a claims assistant in 1996. From there, Julie worked her way up to Office Manager and completed the Insurance Industry accreditations for Insurance Assessing. In 2005, she began her career with the mining industry as a Mining Assistant / Recruitment Officer on site at Thiess Pty Ltd. During her time at Thiess, Julie was in charge of all procurement for the department as well as recruiting both permanent and casual labour. Julie then moved into a HR Manager role in 2007 for a major Labour Hire Supplier in Mackay. In this position, she managed over 390 employees and serviced approximately 18 mine sites within the mining industry.

Career Overview

Julie Thomson – Director

Time at Dajwood – Since 2008

Julie has had over 19 years’ experience in both the Mining and Insurance industries.

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Darb was transferred into the Brisbane office working on project improvements, tendering and new project start ups including Tarong, Collinsville, South Walker creek and Lake Vermont mines. During this time he was involved in the start up of two new projects which included recruitment of mining staff, procurement of resources and minor ancillary equipment, major clearing and topsoil contracts and minor earthworks tender and award process on the green fields project, tender, award and set up of site communications and water management infrastructure and training and logistics of a predominately unskilled or green work force, once mining was started haul road, ROM and hard stand facilities had to be constructed during full production activities. Draft, review and implementation of site procedures also had to be undertaken with the site teams.

Finally in 2009, Darb began to work full time within Dajwood as mining consultant/production coach and then took over the Management and development of the Equipment Fleet in 2011. Darb has gained vast knowledge throughout his career and is available to contact for any Mining Consultant and Equipment Hire requirements.

Career Overview

Darb Thomson – Managing Director

Time at Dajwood – Since 2009

Darb has had over 29 years’ experience in the Mining Industry.

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Darb Thomson began his career in the mining industry in 1986 as a Plant Operator. This gave him great insight into the industry which set the foundation for what was to come. He continued to work as a plant operator/Leading hand and then moved into a mining supervisor role with Eltin in 1993. He travelled to New Zealand to complete a gold mining contract with the company before moving back to Australia to work in the coal industry at Ebeneezer mine and a short fill in role as site manager in WA. Darb then moved to Thiess as a Mining Supervisor at the Ernest Henry Mine, Foxleigh and Oaky creek mines before being transferred to Burton mine to take on the Superintendents position. During this time Darb was responsible for short term scheduling and coordination of overburden and coal mining operations, scheduling and coordinating the development of new mining areas. He provided regular and open communication with mining and workshop supervisors and coordinators to achieve a safe, productive working relationship. 

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Dajwood specialise in the hire of equipment to perform earthworks in the mining and civil industries.


We can provide the right equipment to complete a range of projects, including


  • Subdivision and road works equipment
  • Coal cleanup and recovery equipment to reduce loss and dilution by utilising small excavators and experienced operators
  • Site safety bunding and general minesite drainage
  • Wet and dry hire of service trucks, tipper trucks, water trucks, articulated trucks, scrapers, graders, excavators, rollers and compactors

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Our Equipment For Hire

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Compactors & Rollers

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Dajwood have the skills required to improve the safety and performance of your operation and equipment in the workplace. From excavator and production dozer push techniques, Supervisor and Operator Coaching, Dajwood can also tailor a training package to suit your individual requirements.

We can supply proficiency trainers specialising in mining equipment, to get the very best output from your mining teams and large scale equipment fleets.


Some of our speciality training includes;


  • Effective Production Dozing Operations
  • Truck - Excavator/Shovel Circuit Management
  • Excavator Operator Effectiveness
  • Ancillary Equipment Management
  • Understanding of Coal Resource Loss and Dilution

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Operator Training

Dajwood are continually on the lookout for qualified personnel to join our team. We aim to achieve a safe, efficient and productive working environment and inspire all employees to strive for excellence at all times.

Contact us for a full listing of current vaccancies.

Work for Us

Dajwood recognises in today's demanding environment the need to provide modern, efficient and most importantly, safe equipment, to all our employees and customers. 

After all, contractor performance in these areas has a direct impact on our client’s performance.


With 28 years’ experience in open cut operation and supervision, our Mining Consultant (Mentor and Coach) knows what is needed to get the job done and demands high levels of safety, professionalism, productivity and cost effectiveness.


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Equipment Hire

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Dajwood’s staff have many years of experience in the industry, to successfully source appropriate applicants for our clients.


We offer labour hire services for the coverage of site expansion, temporary relief staff and permanent transitional roles.


Labour Hire

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Full List of Past Projects

We have completed many successful projects over our 9 years of operation. See our first class results and testimonials below.

Past Projects

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